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. when proposition 8 passed back in 2008, one couple bay area couple -- sandy stier and kris perry --- who have been partners for more than a decade --- filed a suit, saying the ban is unconstitutional and discriminatory. today, they remain on the frontlines, continuing to fight for equality. >> this is very, very, this is a very important to fight. not just for sandy and i but for kids, and frankly that do not even know for kids that are going to . >> ".want this yet" the duo has a hearing coming up in march, where they will try and prove that the ban needs to be lifted. many credit former san francisco mayor gavin newsom with starting the ball rolling on same sex marriage back in 2004. we talked to him earlier and got his reaction to the high courts decision to review the case. >> in my lifetime, i did not expect the supreme court to have in front of them today. now, we are having a different argument with the united states that also supports marriage equality. it is a pretty extraordinary thing and a testament to people not giving up and a testament to the future. >>pam: those o
at 7.9%. economists blame everything from sandy to worries over the fiscal i cliff. >> reporter: the fiscal cliff is still three weeks ago the economy may have already taken a hit economists predict the jobs report will show employers added fewer than 100,000 workers in november. superstorm sandy may be part of the reason, worry over the fiscal cliff may have also had an impact. some estimate at least 200,000 fewer jobs have been created this year, due to urn certainty about the fiscal cliff. -- >> reporter: >> the president: it is important we get this done now. >> reporter: in washington republicans and democrats are talking, no breakthrough locked in a stalemate. president obama demanding higher tax rates for the wealthy and permanent extension of the debt ceiling be part of a deal. >> he showed what is he is after is assuming unprecedented power without limit. >> reporter: republicans say they will only raise tax revenue in exchange for deep spending cuts. if washington can't strike a deal one casualty would be the end of compensation for long term unemployed, people like me
. kristin perry and his sandy live in berkeley. alicea read got the reaction. >> proposition 8 has been a hot topic for quite some time and the supreme court is reviewing it. there will be able to marry whomever they choose marriage is something they look for a word to in their lifetime batting california, that is not an option if you want a legal union with somebody o >> fairness for all, we all have the same people at the same number of chromosomes. i made a decent person, a gay man myself them one proposition 8 and 2008, this union filed a suit saying that it was not constitutional and it was discriminatory. >> there are increased hate crime between lesbians and gays because of laws like this. >> because of others in california that want to marry but cannot. the that the supreme court is reviewing the case they have hope. >> it is possible that there would not of hold the decision for us and that is a possibility and we certainly hope that does not happen. >> the of a hearing coming up in the month of march with they prove that the >> needs to be lifted. after that, the supreme court
that were hardest hit by super storm sandy. the white house says that the president is requesting more than $60 million. in a joint statement, new york governor andrew cuomo in new jersey gov. chris christie sake, the money will help their states recover, repair, and rebuilt. if they also say the money will be used to protect a region from future storms. both governors recently went to washington to lobby lawmakers for federal funds. american airlines pilots overwhelmingly approved a new labor deal it could help the company out of bankruptcy. the allied pilots association says that three-quarters of its nearly 8000 pilots voted for the agreement. the deal includes some compromises on work rules and but benefits. >> shock, sadness and anger in england this morning. a nurse treating the duchess of cambridge, kate middleton for pregnancy complications apparently took her own life. it happened after that nurse took the price call from to australia and disk jockeys. they were pretended to be queen elizabeth who wanted to check what milton. the nurse put the call through. kron 4 urs catherine hee
. >> we definitely look guard to having a real actual legal marriage. definitely. >> chris and sandy say they have been through this twice now. they married in 2004 when the city and down i have to san francisco began issuing marriage licenses. but after they exchanged their vows they were notified their marriage had been voided. in 2008 they didn't larry for fear it would be revoked. they were right. six months later prop 8 passed. so now they wait again. this time with hope. >> today is a great day because we can see the potential for a really good outcome, but there is also the possibility of something different happening. so, we have to continue to temper our hopes and dreams a little longer. >> reporter: the supreme court will likely hear the arguments in march and have a decision by the end of june. there are nine justices. it is entirely possible they have nine differ opinions. one thing is for sure, this is an historic moment. juliette goodrich, cbs 5. >>> not only will the supreme court hear the prop 8 case but also a challenge to the national defense of marriage act. >> they've
advice went awry. >> sandy is showing us her usual drill. she travels widely and always takes a carry-on with the must-have item. earlier this year on a trip to italy things got off to a rocky start for season -- sandy and her husband. >> we were told when we first got on the bag before we got on the plane the overhead bins were full so you must check your carry-on, so we did. >> then what happened. >> we got to rome and it wasn't there. >> they took in the sights and sounds of italy, but without underwear, of course, so they bought new. when their luggage finally arrived, they went to pick it up. >> we had to go to naples to pick it up. and that was probably an hour ride on the bus from where we were. then we had to take a cab from the airport in naples to the train station in rome. it happens so she put in a bill for her costs. >> underwear, a sweater, a jacket, and we had to buy a bus ticket from there to the naples airport and cab fair to the train station. >> and what did she bill the airline? less than $70. >> it didn't come, it didn't come, it didn't come, so finally i decided,
messages from other jurisdictions. we looked at what was used for hurricane sandy. the goal was to ensure clear and effective disaster messaging to the public including the disability community. take a breath. several committee members have committed to do the above research and develop tax messaging samples for the committee to review at our next meeting. this concludes my ddpc report; i would like to remind members of the public and organizations that our group now meets the first friday of every other month; the next scheduled meeting is on january 4, 2013, 1-3:30 p.m. room 421 at city hall. we hope to see you there. >> chair: thank you very much. councilmember senhaux. our next item, report from the smpta, multi-motor accessibility advisory committee presented by councilmember wong. >> councilmember wong: today i will update the council and the public of two projects. podesta and accessible signals; -- provided information about pedestrian signals referred to as apc. special pedestrian pushbuttons at intersections to visually impaired, audible speech and tactile messages. a
on the mess left by superstorm sandy. he's been out here for a few days dealing with the problems, he's going back to new york city today because the cleanup continues back there. in the bay area, water coming up here, trees coming down, 900 people without power in san rafael. that's the story so far the heaviest rain still on the way. terry mcsweeney, abc7 news. >>> crews in the santa cruz mountains hope to have one lane open on vine hill road today. a section of that road collapsed. vine hill road is an escape route for santa cruz in case of an emergency he advantage . fixing the road will take one month. -- >>> in san francisco the department of public works preparing for more rain. crews answered 40 calls to clear trees and branches from the streets during last sunday's storm. they've been checking out vulnerable trees. dpw is offering free sandbags. stay with abc7 news for continuing storm watch coverage, you can track the storm any time with live doppler 7 hd at abc7news.com. if you take good photos or video we want to see them to ureport kgo-tv.com. >>> a missing couple feared caught b
. analyst say while the job growth is modest, the labor market withstood the impacts o of sandy. >> many of those jobs are being created in our area. >> ken, these restaurants here on north 1st street are packed during the day and they're pretty busy at night. the new report shows nearby tech workers are creating jobs by having a job. tech workers tral in large -- travel in large packs at lunchtime. . >> we go here, sometimes we go to five guys. >> a new report released today shows that for every one high- tech job, 4.3 additional jobs in the local goods and services economy are created in the same region. >> anywhere you see a concentration of high-tech workers, you'll see various other services pop up around them, restaurants and coffee shops and various other services that workers demand. >> services like dental care, perfect smile expanded into this second aufz and hired about ten new employees because of demand. >> our practice has been growing due to the industry in this sglaer and jp's pizza is benefitting by being so close. >> now that they've all opened up, it's been craz
superstorm sandy did not significantly impact the number of jobs created last month. >>> military vets in the bay area have an advantage in the hiring process if they are interested in working at rapid transit. bart board of directors approved new hiring policy giving military vets press -- preference in the hiring process. starting january 1st the policy will give candidates 5% chance overcome . bart says those eligible must have at 181 days of active status and honorably discharged. >>> starting this morning wells fargo will begin granting $20,000 to east bay home owners who qualify for down payment assistance. part of a settle with the justice department. wells fargo offering five millions in assistance in areas most impacted by the housing crisis, to see if you qualify stop by the oakland convention center marriott hotel on broadway the two-day event runs from 10 to 7, today and tomorrow. >>> weather for those events should be fine, dry and we are going to start to warm up. this morning it is hard to believe. >> kind of chilly out there this morning, even cold. >>> absolutely, once
. the shocker out of this jobs number today hurricane sandy had very little impact on hiring last month some projections were downright bleak. i turns out that the numbers consistent. labor department says 146,000 jobs added last month way more than the 65 to 85,000 or so that economists forecasted many the unemployment rate fell to 7.7% lowest in four years. the labor department says sandy did not substantially impact the data. markets a bit positive after those numbers came out dow up 40 bloomberg silicon valley index up by more than a half%. -- more than half a percent. h & m recycling program -- the goal is to reduce textile waste and find solutions that involve using more recycled textiles in new clothes. i'm jane king. >>> a little fog out there that mike is tracking otherwise cold. >> it is many here's the reason why, lack of clouds, beautiful from our roof cam under the bay bridge down to the diablo range you can see yellows, warming of the sun coming our way today and through at least tuesday temperatures may near 70° in some areas. live doppler 7 hd we are tracking fog in our inla
tried to ban it and also the response to super storm sandy. what residents are saying about the help from fema... >> stormtracker 4, light scattered rainfall but the heaviest is yet to come. oh, you have a keurig vue brewer? oh, it's great! now i can brew my coffee just the way i love it. how do you do that? well, inside the brewer, there's this train that's powerful enough to carry more coffee and fresh water to make coffee that's stronger and bigger... and even hotter! actually, i just press this button. brew the coffee you love -- stronger, bigger, or hotter -- with the keurig vue. life at the edge of a sinkhole: >> you just feel so bad ... because of everything you've built up >> we will take you live to lafayette, where a neighborhood threat is expanding as a new storm approaches. it a race against the clock and the weather.... as crews struggle to repair a massive sinkhole in lafayette! a collapsed storm drain created the hole on sunday. workers say, before they can repair the drain and fill the sinkhole.. the damaged pipe needs to be dug out and removed. that is w
-- smoke rings at seattle's space needle. >>pam: the aftermath of hurricane sandy is driving business in washington today. as the senate meets to talk about the storm's impact on transportation, the push for state aid continues from high-profile advocates. emily schmidt has more from washington. >> it didn't take long to see hurricane sandy's damage was bad. now--- officials are beginning to say just how bad. the numbers emerged at one capitol hill hearing after >> fema has provided over 14 million meals, over 16 million liters of water, over 1.6 million blankets, and over 100,000 tarps. >> hundreds of thousands of families have had to go from their homes. >> one subway station, south ferry, is going to cost over 500 million dollars-- nearly 600 million --to repair. >> families impacted by the storm say it's been a huge blow. >> it doesn't feel like new york, i feel like i am in a third world country right now >> so the governors of two states hard hit by sandy are taking their case to washington: new jersey governor chris christie meeting with white house and capitol hill officials t
added fewer than expected jobs they blame hurricane sandy for part of that decline. we'll see what the government has to say in a couple of days. stocks holding on to positive, -- [ unintelligible ] facebook is one of the stocks we are watching trading slightly higher stocks getting extra attention getting added to the nasdaq 100 index next week that could help facebook. have you been in better spirits lately? sales of alcoholic drinks at restaurants saw a 5% jump. researchers say booze-buying is on track to go up this year and next. according to consumers part of the increase has to do with food and drink pairings that we are seeing at so many restaurants, beer dinners and tequila tastings. i'm sure you see that every morning, right? i'm jane king, at the new york stock exchange. >>> we are on the storm watch this morning, we have live team coverage we start with mike and a look at where the rain is now. >>> heavy just about everywhere that's the problem with this morning, all of us except for south bay and extreme north bay getting dealt with a blow of moderate to heavy rain at t
initial claims. they say it's a sign nearly all of the effects of superstorm sandy on the labor force have evaporated. this report comes a day before the government releases its closely watched job survey. there are reports that hiring sank last month because of sandy. >>> a new study shows if taxes go up on upper-income americans, the passage of proposition of 3 -- of proposition 30, raised the tax rate for california's highest income earnser -- earners to 13.3%. if the bush cuts expire at the end of the year, that would brick the overall tax rate for higherners in rainfall -- high earners to 51%. >>> this afternoon, president obama will visit a family in northern virginia. he will be talking about the importance of congress extending tax cuts for middle- klaas americans. it's all -- middle-class americans. it's tall about taking action to avoid the fiscal cliff by the end of the month. >>> back here, san jose police investigating a dadly hit and run. last night a man believed to be in his 50s was killed while crossing the intersection at white and kimby roads. he's the -- qwimby roads. t
today. >>> the affects from hurricane sandy are still being felt on the east coast. the national park service now says it doesn't know when the statue of liberty is going to reopen. much of the infrastructure on liberty and ellis island is damaged. walkways are ripped apart. the sea wall is cracked. the power and heating systems are also damaged. the national park system doesn't yet know how much the row pairs and the clean up will cost. so, lisa, not exactly a hurricane, but you said 70 mile per hour -- >> 80. >> 80 now? >> los gatos, 80 mile-an-hour winds. now the heaviest rain is moving into the south bay. so we are looking at clearing in the north bay and gusty winds on the peninsula, heavy rain in the east bay. as we head out right now this is -- what is this? we are still looking at the east bay hills. wind gusts to 78 miles an hour and an inch and a half in walnut creek earlier this morning. mount de ab -- mount diablo with 60 mile an hour gusts and the cold front continues to march through marin county. here is a look at the golden gate bridge and they are still gusting to 50
with the mess here had been back dealing with the mess after superstorm sandy on the east coast, came here for a few days he's going back there because there is much more to do there he says he will come back here when the next storm hits which hopefully will be a few days from now. terry mcsweeney, abc7 news. >>> crews in the santa cruz mountains hope to have one lane open on vine hill road today a section of the road collapsed after recent storms you can look here vine hill road is an escape route for santa cruz in case of an emergency evacuation fixing the entire road will take one month. >>> in san francisco department of public works preparing for more rain crews answered 40 calls to clear trees and latch -- and large branches during last sunday's storm since then they've been checking vulnerable trees and clearing catch basins. >> stay with abc7 news for continuing storm watch coverage you can track the storm any time with live doppler at abc7news.com. if you take any good weather photos or video we want to see it, them to ureport. >>> violent night in three bay area cities where sho
, superstorm sandy forcing the national weather service to rethink the way it warns the public about dangerous staorps. proposal would give the service the option of aoeufrb ewing watches and warnings for storms that threaten life and property between they are no longer and tropical storms. the service was criticized after it stopped issuing warns after winds fell below 74 miles an hour. critics say that caused in the storm's path to fail to realize now dangerous it still was. >>> dispute over the price of crab keeping boats in port in san francisco, half moon bay and bodega bay before thanksgiving fishermen were earning $3 a pound prices took a dive after the holiday. fish brokers are paying $1.80. last year fishermen were on strike for weeks until they reached an agreement. >>> 5:57. it is raiders day on abc 7 fans are already pumped up. >>> watery mess in san francisco causing problems for commuters right now. why the driver who hit this hydrant is in jail this morning. >>> he did having news in east bay deputies found a body alongside i-680. we are live at the scene. ♪ i'd like to thank
. >> the president is asking congress for more than $60 billion to help with sandy recovery efforts. he made the request friday on behalf of the state's hardest hit by the october storm. in a joint statement the new york governor and new jersey governor said the money would hen the states rebuild as well as help protect them from future storms. >>> the president of the philippines declared a state of emergency after visiting some of the hardest hit areas by the typhoon. helicopter footage shows the damage. the storm wiped out entire villages of 600 people dead and another 600 still missing. officials say that rescue operations have suffered a set back mostly because the survivors are just to shocked to help. there is also concern of food and water. >> yesterday marked the anniversary of pearl harbor and many paused to remember that day. in hawaii there was a moment of silence followed by a fly over at the time when the bombing started. the surprise attack by the japanese killed 2400 people and was the start of the united states involvement in world war ii. >>> in alameda pearl harbor surviv
aid fell sharply last week as a temporary spike caused by super storm sandy has faded. weekly applications have fallen back to a level consistent with a modest hiring. the labor department says applications drop 25,000 last week off to a seasonally adjusted 370,000. >> this will last until the work week and as for tomorrow will have morning fall. it will be dry and warmer into the we can take it a look at the fog he does see pretty widespread and that it will stay over much of the bay area until 10:00 a.m.. into the evening it will start to build along the east bay shore and your inland valley areas. it is a warm start for the morning as 53 degrees. upper 40's for daly city's and it is already on upper 40's for a sunnyvale. for those of you head in out the door you will still be sitting in the '50s and it will not be until the late morning that we will see the 60's. for those of you who are heading out this evening the temperatures will drop to the low 50s that is indicated by the blue on your screen. >> it will be low 60's for the east bay shore and inland valley area. upper
in the park. >> one month later volunteers continue to work side along resident affected by super storm sandy. the cleanup is overwhelming. volunteers from operations less in international chip away at the huge mess. in the wake of super storm sandy, hospitals looking at their own disaster plans and covering their bases. the hospitals routinely test their preparedness. after the storm, officials are taking closer look at fuel and water supplies, how to handle crowd control, and the importance of finding volunteer help in the event of failed communication. >> if you've been with us this morning, rosemary is here. we are talking about the weather. this is one of the biggest weather warnings. fortunately, it's not on a regular commute. heavy rain and wind. as you look at this picture, the national weather service -- this is a big deal -- they've issued a flash flood warning for napa and sonoma county. it's only going to last for the next 45 minutes. it tells me this is a fast- moving storm. how else can i tell that? because it is why storm reports. it is right now moving through the central day.
and transportation that were damaged by super storm sandy. the initial estimate for the damages $7 billion. new york's metropolitan transit system says much of their train tunnels, station and critical of equipment have been destroyed. the port authority of new york and new jersey which operates three airports say they are still trying to calculate their recover costs. >> on a quick break as the kron4 morning is returns. we are watching traffic moving slow some of the and traffic here. [ female announcer ] this is a special message from at&t. [ male announcer ] it's no secret that the price of things just keeps going up. [ female announcer ] but we have some good news. it's our bundle price promise. [ male announcer ] a price you can definitely count on, for two whole years. from at&t. [ female announcer ] a great price for a great triple-play bundle. [ male announcer ] call now. bundles with u-verse tv, internet and home phone start at $89 a month. now get the same great price for two years. [ female announcer ] switch today and get a total home dvr included, free for life. [ male announcer ] you g
of people seeking unemployment aid fell sharply last week as a temporary spike caused by superstar sandy has faded quickly. >> applications have fallen back to a level consistent with modest hiring. >> dozens of same-sex couples in washington state are trying the best as tying the knot today just hours after the law legalizing gay marriage takes effect. last month nearly 54 percent of voters passed a referendum 74 approving same-sex marriage. >> thank you we're taking it live you from our mount tam cam. we are dealing with fog in that area but he up to widespread low clouds. partly sunny conditions in the afternoon. the drying trend kicking in today and partly cloudy inkle this evening. storm tracker for showing us how widespread the cloud cover is. we're seeing some breaks of sunshine but we will do with a lot of cloud cover and fall in the 10:00 a.m. hour. into the evening it will start to push into the east bayshore off finland valley as well as portions of the south bay. as for your temperatures it has not been to chilly of a start. 52 in santa rosa as well as the bottle. 54 in a vallejo
hurricane sandy. most of the focus is on the immediate recovery, it includes $13 billion as a downpayment towards longer-term payments to protect against future disaster. the question this morning is, as the president begins on his second term, john is joining us from illinois. caller: i will distract a little bit. i hear so much talk about cutting entitlements. we never hear about over spending government waste. cutting some of the money that we need a in order to serve our country. why can we ever hear about where money is going that it should not go like research for monkey science. that is my comment. host: thank you for the call. john on the republican line. caller: i just wanted to say i think the number one priority -- the biggest thing we are seeing in the business world, small businesses are not able to borrow money to expand it. no help from the banks whatsoever. we had to go to independent leasing program. i do not understand why president obama is the president everybody thinks he is. why is he not helping with small business that is so important to the united states? we are g
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